Saturday, January 31, 2009

Weekly Rewind

Carnivals

Jessica has posted the 15th edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern Genealogy at Jessica's Genejournal. The next edition will be a Carousel, so you can pick your own topic as long as it refers to Central or Eastern Europe. If you've never participated in a carnival before jump on in! Jessica is also looking for volunteers to host future editions.


Great Reads

Chris is one of those people I run into often at work related things but haven't gotten to know really well. When it comes to SBDI's (School Bus Driver Instructor) there is none better. She works for a neighboring district and I can always count on her when to show up and help at any bus safety event. I didn't know that she also takes history to the classroom. Check out this article from the local paper about how she brought colonial history alive at my elementary school.

John had a round up of things he enjoyed reading at Transylvania Dutch: Around the Genea-Web and they were all great reading.

At Genea-Musings, Randy had his weekly Best of the Genea-blogs. He was kind enough to mention last weeks Weekly Rewind. It's rare that I don't find something I missed here. Thanks Randy! He's also looking for genealogy jokes. Did you here the one about .......

At GenBlog, Julie shared a wonderful letter full of details and hits about her extended family. The letter was found in a family Bible. Julie is working on her DAR application, something that is on my list of things to do someday.

As always, Craig Manson's monthly column, Appealing Subjects, at Shades of the Departed was very interesting.

Cat has some interesting thoughts on menopause and our ancestors at Digging up Dirt. Be sure to check out Sheri's comment while you're there. If my husband happens to read this, well sorry dear, you're a century too late!

At ScanFest there was some discussion about what happens to all of our research when we're gone, a topic that has been around for some time now. Well Sheri Fenleyactually has some answers! Check out what she had to say at the Educated Genealogist in Part 1 and Part 2.

Thomas shared a neat little widget that counts down to your Blogoversary at Bootcamp for Genea-Bloggers.

Bill had an interesting series on his ancestor (and Miriam's too!), Simon Willard, at West in New England. My research is so focused in the 19th century that it was a treat to be taken back to the 17th. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Colleen is looking for help with James O'Rourke at The Oracle of OMcHodoy. Check out her updated research form.

Bill West is still banging his head against the brick wall of John Cutter West (part 2). West in New England turned two this week! Bill has been so diligent in writing about John Cutter West over those two years that it almost feels as if he is one of my brickwalls.

Craig is looking for some help on his Gines line at GeneaBlogie. I wish I had something to offer.

Debbie keeps running into burned courthouses and could use some help at Blanton Family Roots and Branches. Debbie's blog is new to me and I really wish I had something to suggest.


Smiles

footnote Maven has story about a budding genealogist. You can't read this and not smile!

Jasia got very good news this week! She shares the details at Creative Gene.

Miriam heard from the producer of the Polar Bear documentary and shares her exciting news at AnceStories.


Don't Believe Everything You Read


Nikki-ann details at Notes of Life, the mistakes she found in her great-grandfather's obituary.

At the Desktop Genealogist Unplugged, Terry Snyder found a mistake Etched in Stone.

And Bill followed up on his Simon Willard series with a letter written by Simon - or was it?


My Week

I was approved for an extra day off in February so I spent some time making travel plans! A week long break from the cold - I'm counting the days. I'm also trying to make sure I have posts ready to go for while I'm gone ;-)

I got a dozen letters transcribed in in the queue.

I had fun at ScanFest on Sunday. Thanks to Miriam for hosting! I got 60+ scans done which may be a new record for me. It was great to spend time on a task I don't enjoy while chatting with old friends and getting to meet some of the newer bloggers.

I located a cousin from my Graham line and we've started corresponding. Also on my Graham line, a friend helped me locate some Oklahoma records. Thanks Tex!

3 comments:

Bill West said...
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Bill West said...

Apple,
Thanks for all the mentions. It's turned into
Simon Willard week at my blog.

Some irony there:I know more about some of my
Dad's 17th century ancestors than I do about my
Mom's grandparents!

There. This time I spelled 'some" right!

Bill

Nikki-ann said...

Thanks for including me on your Weekly Rewind... I'm honoured!